Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card Fraud Costs Millions…. Don't Be a Victim!
Credit card fraud costs consumers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. It may not always be possible to prevent credit card fraud, but there ARE steps you can take to protect yourself:
- Sign your new cards as soon as they arrive and destroy any old cards.
- Make sure you cut old cards into tiny pieces so no one can read the account number and expiration date.
- If you are expecting a new card in the mail (either because your current card is expiring or you've signed up for a new card) and haven't received it, contact MCCU immediately. The card might have been stolen from your mailbox.
- Keep a record of your account numbers, expiration dates, and the phone number and address of each company in a safe place. Make sure no one has access to these records. This is especially true if you have people who come into your home on a regular basis - such as a house cleaner or baby sitter.
- Always keep an eye on your card during the transaction and get it back immediately. Make sure you always get a copy of the receipt.
- Destroy all carbons by tearing them into very small pieces or shredding them. Otherwise, thieves may still be able to identify your information and make fraudulent charges.